Our UPstairs scholarship program promotes employee loyalty, equal access to education and social responsibility. In 116 countries around the world, UPstairs helps employee children achieve a higher level of education.
Over a period of three years on average, scholarship holders receive a monthly payment to pay for tuition, books, learning materials and school uniforms. The individualized scholarship package also includes mentoring support from Group employees, internship opportunities at Deutsche Post DHL Group, additional learning materials and individual courses in IT or foreign languages, for example.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the family income may not exceed a specified limit, which varies according to the country in question. The UPstairs program is very highly regarded by employees and makes a significant contribution to increasing employee identification with the company. By the end of 2013, the program had awarded more than 1,000 scholarships. In the previous year, the number of scholarships was roughly 600.
Proud employees’ children in Venezuela.
The pictures from around the world all show children and teens with UPstairs certificates in their hands. Some are earnest-looking; others smile openly into the camera. Whether they come from Asia, Africa, Europe or South America, all of the photographs communicate the same thing: pride in being supported by Deutsche Post DHL Group.